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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"tell me how you became interested in medicine and why you switched from your original intended career (i definitely like this question better than straight up "why medicine?")" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"how are you uniquely qualified for medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"what else on your application do you want to discuss? (thank you! how many times do i wish i had been asked this at other interviews!???)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"every question was standard, straight out of the book." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what makes you uniquely qualified for medicine? (even though this is a common question, i always hate this one!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"browsed over the website and talked to a few friends who attend the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities are really top notch; the choice of curricular options; students and faculty are more closely knit than at other schools i've been too" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the school is in its own little bubble, isolated even from its main teaching hospital; the area seemed very bland and, just down the street, the area takes a turn for the worse (although not terrible by any means)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"we actually ate lunch DURING our student interview (just a tad awkward); students live literally across the street from the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with Drexel's facilities, students, and faculty. Students are really lucky to have the choice of two curricula, both of which seem very interesting and unique. The tour-guide was very informative and very honest (which always helps). Even though she was willing to share the school's shortcomings with us, she clearly seemed to enjoy being a student there. There was a lot of down time, but my fellow interviewers were all very friendly and talkative. It seems like the interviews were all very straightforward. My interviewer basically asked me to elaborate on a few things from my application. S/he was very to-the-point and it was hard to read him/her. That's always nerve-wracking, but the questions were not difficult. The student interview was great. Mine was literally a conversation about random things (mostly social) while other people got asked questions from lists (why medicine? etc). The dean of admissions, Dr. Hanau gave a helpful presentation and she was quite entertaining. Overall, I'd be very happy attending Drexel. The wait for a response should be about 6-8 weeks." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn - City Line

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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